Live Stream Archives

Welcome to the Ojai Music Festival’s Live Stream Archive! Festival events are streamed live each June and archived here later in the year. View videos from past years using the players below. You can also watch more videos on the our YouTube Channel.

2016 Festival

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday Ojai Talks
2:00-4:30pm | Ojai Community Church
Part I: Peter Sellars in conversation with Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Ara Guzelimian

Thursday Twilight Concert
8:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
KAIJA SAARIAHO: La Passion de Simone (chamber version) – US Premiere
Text: Amin Maalouf

Julia Bullock, soprano | Joana Carneiro, conductor | Peter Sellars, director | ICE | Roomful of Teeth

Friday, June 10, 2016

Morning Meditation
9:00 AM – Meditation Mount, Ojai, CA
PAULINE OLIVEROS: Sonic Meditations I
ICE

Friday Afternoon Concerts
1:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music I

Kesäpäivä – “Daybreak”
Terrestre – “Oiseau dansant”
Kesäpäivä – “Work”
Light and Matter
Kesäpäivä – “The Hour of Longing”
Adjö
Kesäpäivä – “The Mystic Hour”
Grammaire des rêves
Kesäpäivä – “Twilight”
Terrestre – “L’Oiseau, un satellite infime”

ICE
Roomful of Teeth

Mystic Hour I

CAROLINE SHAW: Partita for 8 Voices
Roomful of Teeth

CARLA KIHLSTEDT: At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire
ICE
Carla Kihlstedt, voice and violin

Friday Transformation Talks
7:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
Transformation Talks: Light Into Darkness, Darkness Into Light

Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary with Leila Adu and Carla Kihlstedt

Friday Twilight Concert
8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

DINA EL WEDIDI AND BAND
The Sounds of Tahrir Square, Cairo

Friday Late Night Concert
10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

LEILA ADU: Songs & Improvisations
Leila Adu, voice and piano

Saturday - June 11, 2016

Saturday Morning Ojai Extra Concert
9:00 AM – Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School, Ojai, CA

LEILA ADU: if the stars align…
Calder Quartet

CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH: Honey Flyers
Calder Quartet

CAROLINE SHAW: By and By
Calder Quartet | Davone Tines, baritone

Saturday Afternoon Concerts
1:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

KAIJA SAARIAHO Chamber Music II

Nymphéa for string quartet and electronics
Calder Quartet
Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics

Solar
ICE
Joana Carniero, conductor

Sombre
Davone Tines, baritone
Camilla Hoitenga, bass flute
ICE

Saturday Afternoon Concert
3:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

The Mystic Hour II

CAROLINE SHAW: This might also be a form of dreaming (Commissioned by the Ojai Music Festival) – World Premiere
Text: Claudia Rankine
ICE
Roomful of Teeth
Brad Wells, conductor

LEILA ADU: Alyssum
Calder Quartet
Bridget Kibbey, harp

DU YUN: An Empty Garlic for bass flute, electronics, and tam tam
Claire Chase, bass flute and tam tam

Saturday Transformation Talks
7:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
Peter Sellars and distinguished musicologist Susan McClary with Tania León.

Saturday Twilight Concert
8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

ARUNA SAIRAM AND ENSEMBLE
Music and Beyond: South Indian Vocal Music

Saturday Ojai Late Night Concert
10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Josephine Baker: A Portrait – World Premiere
Arrangements and new music by Tyshawn Sorey

ICE
Julia Bullock, soprano
Tyshawn Sorey, piano and drums

Sunday - June 12, 2016?

Free Family Concert
1:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

TANIA LEÓN: Pa’lante (Parts 2 & 3) – World Premiere

ICE | Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) | Tania León, conductor

BENJAMIN CHAMPION: Untitled – World Premiere
ROBBY GOOD: Primal Pedals – World Premiere
LUCA MENDOZA: Temptations – World Premiere
ETHAN TREIMAN: Birdsong – World Premiere
SHARON HURVITZ: Catch and Release – World Premiere
ANDREW MOSES: Lung

Saturday Afternoon Concert – June 12, 2016
3:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

The Mystic Hour

CLAUDE VIVIER: Kopernikus – A Ritual opera – US Premiere
ICE | Roomful of Teeth | Eric Dudley, conductor

2015 Festival

2014 Festival

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Thursday Evening Concert - June 12, 2014

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Jeremy Denk, piano
Uri Caine Ensemble

Selections from Janáček’s On An Overgrown Path interwoven with short works by Schubert
URI CAINE: Mahler Re-Imagined – The music of Gustav Mahler viewed through Uri Caine’s lens of transformation and improvisation

Friday Evening Concert - June 13, 2014

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

HAYDN: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No.3, “Rider”
JEREMY DENK / STEVEN STUCKY: The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts)WORLD PREMIERE

Friday Late Night Concert - June 13, 2014

10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Uri Caine Sextet

The music of George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, reimagined and improvised by Uri Caine

Saturday Morning Concert - June 14, 2014

11:00 AM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano

IVES: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Saturday Evening Concert II - June 14, 2014

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Storm Large, vocalist
Hudson Shad Quartet
The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor

BOCCHERINI (arr. The Knights): String Quintet in C major Op. 30, No. 6 – “La musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid”
IVES: Three Places in New England (1930 version)
FELDMAN: Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety
STOCKHAUSEN (arr. Caroline Shaw): Tierkreis – Leo
WEILL: Seven Deadly Sins (in English)

Saturday Late Night Concert - June 14, 2014

10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Members of The Knights
Max Mandel, viola
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Steven Beck, celesta
Ojai Festival Singers
Robert Spano, conductor

J.S. BACH: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
FELDMAN: Rothko Chapel

Sunday Morning Concert - June 15, 2014

11:00 AM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Timo Andres, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano
Lisa Kaplan, piano
Uri Caine Ensemble
Hudson Shad

The Knights
Eric Jacobsen, conductor

MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Canonade: A “mélange of musical canons and canon-esque miscellaney” with selected works by Josquin, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Kurtág, Purcell, P.D.Q. Bach, Uri Caine, and J.S. Bach

2013 Festival

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Thursday Evening Concert - June 6, 2013

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

The Bad Plus, jazz trio
Reid Anderson, bass
Ethan Iverson, piano
David King, drums
Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (arr. The Bad Plus)

Friday Evening Concerts - June 7, 2013

7:00 & 9:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Mark Morris Dance Group
American String Quartet
MMDG Music Ensemble

Mosaic and United (Henry Cowell: String Quartets No. 3 and No. 4)
Empire Garden (Charles Ives: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano)

Mark Morris Dance Group
MMDG Music Ensemble

Excursions (Samuel Barber: Excursions for the piano)
Jenn and Spencer (Henry Cowell: Suite for Violin and Piano) – West Coast Premiere
Grand Duo (Lou Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin and Piano)

Friday Late Night Concert - June 7, 2013

10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Ethan Iverson, piano
Yulia Van Doren, soprano

JOHN CAGE: Four Walls

Saturday Morning Concert - June 8, 2013

11:00 AM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Ojai In-C Players

TERRY RILEY: In C

Saturday Evening Concert - June 8, 2013

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

MMDG Music Ensemble
American String Quartet
Joshua Gersen, conductor
Colin Fowler and Yegor Shevtsov, piano

LOU HARRISON: Suite for Symphonic Strings
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: for Lou Harrison

Saturday Late Night Concert - June 8, 2013

10:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

red fish blue fish, percussion ensemble

JOHN CAGE: Six
CAGE/LOU HARRISON: Double Music
CAGE: Six
CAGE: Credo in US
CAGE: Inlets
CAGE: Third Construction

Sunday Morning Concert - June 9, 2013

11:00 AM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Williams, baritone
Colin Fowler, organ
American String Quartet
Mark Morris, conductor

Songs by Henry Cowell and Charles Ives
CHARLES IVES: String Quartet No. 2
CARL RUGGLES: Exaltation (arr. Colin Fowler)

Sunday Evening Concerts - June 9, 2013

4:30 & 6:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

red fish blue fish
Colin Fowler, piano
Joshua Gersen, conductor CHARLES IVES: Variations on America

HENRY COWELL: Prelude for Organ
VINCENT PERSICHETTI: Sonatine
WILLIAM BOLCOM: La Cathedrale engloutie (Rock of Ages)
HENRY COWELL: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 14
LOU HARRISON: Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra

MMDG Music Ensemble
red fish blue fish
Gamelan Sari Raras
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jamie Van Eyck, contralto
Colin Fowler, piano
Joshua Gerson, conductor

HENRY COWELL: Heroic Dance (for Martha Graham)
HENRY COWELL: Atlantis
LOU HARRISON: Fugue for Percussion
LOU HARRISON: Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan

2012 Festival

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Saturday Morning Concert - June 9, 2012

11:00 AM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Martin Fröst, clarinet
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Eivind Buene – Langsam und Schmachtend
Richard Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder
Alban Berg – Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, op. 5

Alban Berg – Four Songs, Op.2
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata in C Major, Op.53, “Waldstein”

Saturday Evening Concert - June 9, 2012

8:00 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Martin Fröst, clarinet
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Terje Tønnesen, violin
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Per Kristian Skalstad, leader and conductor

Haflidi Hallgrímsson: Poemi
Bent Sørensen: Piano Concerto No. 2, “La Mattina” (American Premiere)

Sunday Afternoon Concert - June 10, 2012

5:30 PM – Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Ida Aubert Bang, harp
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor

Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
John Adams: Shaker Loops
John Luther Adams: Dark Waves
Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (version for two pianos)